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Colorado River: ground zero for climate crisis

Colorado River: ground zero for climate crisis


The climate crisis has its center in Colorado River. Water levels are falling, and it threatens the existence of 30 federally recognized tribes, seven states, and Mexico. Daryl Vigil is the water manager for the Jicarilla Apache Nation. He also serves on the Colorado River Water Users Association’s Board of Directors.

Lehuauakea is a multimedia artist and Kapa maker from Pāpaʻikou on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. Kapa is a traditional cloth made of natural dyes and trees. Lehua is adding new patterns to the traditional fiber making process. Lehuauakea is a representative of a new generation artisans and wants to preserve centuries-old traditions.

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